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Contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from Surabaya lost

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https://sg.news.yahoo.com/contact-with-airasia-flight-qz8501-bound-for-singapore-from-surabaya-lost-033803688.html

 

Indonesia air traffic control lost contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya was lost on Sunday morning.

Passengers on board the Airbus A380-200 include 130 adults, 24 children and one infant, according to Indonesia media reports.

The aircraft reportedly lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17am local time, while it was flying over Kalimantan island.

Trikora Hardjo, the general manager of Indonesia's Airport Company, Angkasa Pura II, said that they are still waiting for more information.

According to Flightradar, the status of the flight QZ8501, which left Juanda International airport in Surabaya at 5:35am and was scheduled to arrive in Singapore at 8:30am, was "unknown".

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They asked for an unusual route before they were lost.

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Let's hope we don't have another MH370. Prayers to the families...

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Yup, aircraft has gone down somewhere. The area is quite hilly, and rumors are of the usual localiser thunderstorms. What a tragedy.

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Yup, aircraft has gone down somewhere. The area is quite hilly, and rumors are of the usual localiser thunderstorms. What a tragedy.

 

Was at cruise altitude so shouldn't be the weather

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Was at cruise altitude so shouldn't be the weather

In this area it is quite common to see towering CB to F600, deviations around weather are not unusual and severe turbulence is also a not uncommon occurrence. They requested a deviation so it was most likely weather. What happened after is what we are most interested in, you can only hope for some miraculous outcome, but am afraid the aviation world is set for more tragedy.

I just saw it went missing over the Java sea....and regarding weather at cruise not being a factor, I guess the folks at Air France and others will disagree.

 

This is a weather radar snapshot of the area, it is from a twitter account doing the rounds in aviation forums....

 

https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/549063597087653889/photo/1

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I am flying back to Sydney with AirAsia tomorrow. I've flown with them many times before without any issues.

 

I am assuming the disappearance of the aircraft was most likely caused by bad weather.

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Was at cruise altitude so shouldn't be the weather

 

I live in the South Pacific and yes it can get extremely violent all the way up to 60,000 feet. I have experienced extremely bad conditions flying in the South Pacific at cruse altitudes up to 40,000 feet.

 

One of the scariest I have ever experienced was on a 747-400 between New Zealand and Hawaii. I was sitting in the rear of the aircraft and you could look down the aisle of the aircraft and see the fuselage flex, look out the window and see the wings flex and see the engine pods rocking. The aircraft is designed to do this but still very scary to watch and hear it

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Let's hope we don't have another MH370. Prayers to the families...

I think it will be closer to an AF447 type incident, as bad weather was reported in the area. +1 Prayers to the families.

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Search has stopped today, will resume tomorrow morning. 

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Who confirmed it? Can't find anything online?

Hirdy it was reported in the major Jakarta online news, but appears they were incorrect.

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 is a good news source these days, they even have the loadsheet for the Aircraft

 

 

 

Indonesia frequently has bad weather, i have flown from Jakarta a number of times, i honestly don't recall a smooth flight, it's on a par with the Chengdu Plateau and the Bay of Bengal / Andaman sea, but for different reasons.  It's not been a good year for aviation safety, or at least the perception of it.

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I wonder if it could be possible that these disappearing aircraft are being hijacked and stored, to use later as flying bombs by terrorists?

I never heard of aircraft vanishing without any trace until now.

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Aircrafts vanashing is nothing new.

There were planes that were found after 70 years. (Burried under snow and ice)

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News reportage here in Australia(WA) that the Capt(over 6k hours) asked for an altitude increase to 38k because of high clouds/weather and route deviation.

 

Fingers crossed it turns out okay. That area cannot afford another tragedy.

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News reportage here in Australia(WA) that the Capt(over 6k hours) asked for an altitude increase to 38k because of high clouds/weather and route deviation.

 

Reminds me of Air France 447.  But, they were out of radio contact.

 

They will find the wreckage of this one pretty soon, I'm afraid.

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Looking at that radar shot it is very possible that it broke up inflight without having a chance to contact anyone.

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Looking at that radar shot it is very possible that it broke up inflight without having a chance to contact anyone.

 

That would be worrying, unless there was a significant maintenance issue the only other jet passenger aircraft i can think of to suffer structural failure due to weather was BOAC Flight 911 in 1966.

 

It would certainly make me think twice about flying.

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I wonder if it could be possible that these disappearing aircraft are being hijacked and stored, to use later as flying bombs by terrorists?

I never heard of aircraft vanishing without any trace until now.

Presumably you're joking! Otherwise don't start all that nonsense again!!

Oceans are very big.

 

That would be worrying, unless there was a significant maintenance issue the only other jet passenger aircraft i can think of to suffer structural failure due to weather was BOAC Flight 911 in 1966.

 

It would certainly make me think twice about flying.

Yes and there's a photo of it falling in a flat spin. I was in a VC10 once over the Bosphous when we hit clear air turbulence. We suddenly dropped 1,000ft like a brick with the wings bent about 8 feet at the tips. Had thet been a 707 I think that too would have broken up.

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My goodness, isn't it a little bit early to start with the conspiracy theory bull?  After watching all of the sensationalism about MH370, and seeing every former "expert" on tv in a mindless stream of consciousness provide no real information, but yet still remain glued to the television, and 50+ threads of garbage on Airliners.net, just like the sucker that I'm supposed to be, I said "no more!"  If I have the TV on, and they are talking about this new crash, I'm just going to change the channel because it is media at it's most empty.

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My goodness, isn't it a little bit early to start with the conspiracy theory bull?  After watching all of the sensationalism about MH370, and seeing every former "expert" on tv in a mindless stream of consciousness provide no real information, but yet still remain glued to the television, and 50+ threads of garbage on Airliners.net, just like the sucker that I'm supposed to be, I said "no more!"

Nothing like the 582 pages of garbage on PPRuNE.

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